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Jan 27, 2016 15:10 |  #1

have owned some Etymotic (external link) plugs but lost them, just bought some from Ear Peace (external link). Etymotic were recommended by a friend, Ear Piece just came across my Facebook feed so I thought i'd give them a try. Bought the HD version, the attenuation looks pretty good across different frequencies and being able to choose the level of protection is nice.

anyone have a favorite?


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Jan 28, 2016 01:36 |  #2

I like my Surefire EP-3 and EP-6
They are comfortable, easy to fit and reusable.
With the stoppers in they are as quiet as good foamies - without the stoppers i can have a conversation without yelling

I keep a few pairs of cheap foamies in my camera bags too


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Apr 05, 2016 17:37 |  #3

Personally I find the Etymotics, Surefires and Ear Peace products to be very comparable, Note you have to put the filters in the Surefires to get good protection when right up against the speakers like I find myself a lot in concert shooting situations. If you want to step it up above this kind of product expect to pay $300+.


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Jun 11, 2016 23:49 |  #4

ive had the option for custom fit (i shoot guns competitively and most times vendors at big matches) but for better protection and the fact i get them for free, i just use foam disposables. usually the tapered "max" brand. the straight cylinder style arent nearly as comfortable...

have a dozen or so pair in my bag but usually grab another pair from the car before heading to the venue so those in the bag are "spares"...




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Jun 12, 2016 07:00 |  #5

I'm liking the Ear Peace HD. The fact that they come with 3 plugs per set and that you can change the attenuation in each plug makes a big difference for me. I keep one of the strong filters in the extra plug and will use that on the speaker side if I am shooting from that position.

I rarely go to shows that are just super crazy loud so the fact that the sound with these is very clear and evenly reduced is their best feature compared to the Etymotic set that I had previously owned. Not that they were bad, but the Ear Peace seems to be better at delivering quality sound.


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Jun 13, 2016 21:40 |  #6

Interesting thread. Wifey talked me into going to a Moody Blues concert this coming November. I normally avoid concerts because I already have a hearing loss and severe tinnitus. Loud music will only make it worse. I figured I'd have to wear earplugs, which sort of defeats the purpose. But she wants to see them, so we'll go. I regularly wear either the yellow foam cylindrical plugs or tapered foam plugs, but some of these higher grade plugs look like they may offer some protection at the concert and still allow me to hear the fine points of the music.

I also have the problem with hearing conversations of even someone right in front of me if I'm in a room full of people. Has anyone here tried the Bean earplugs (or personal amplifiers)? They're certainly a lot cheaper than dedicated hearing aids, which I don't quite need yet.


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Jun 30, 2016 22:04 |  #7

M_Six wrote in post #18038629 (external link)
Interesting thread. Wifey talked me into going to a Moody Blues concert this coming November. I normally avoid concerts because I already have a hearing loss and severe tinnitus. Loud music will only make it worse. I figured I'd have to wear earplugs, which sort of defeats the purpose. But she wants to see them, so we'll go. I regularly wear either the yellow foam cylindrical plugs or tapered foam plugs, but some of these higher grade plugs look like they may offer some protection at the concert and still allow me to hear the fine points of the music.

I also have the problem with hearing conversations of even someone right in front of me if I'm in a room full of people. Has anyone here tried the Bean earplugs (or personal amplifiers)? They're certainly a lot cheaper than dedicated hearing aids, which I don't quite need yet.

I haven't used the Bean ones but I've used Etymotic's electronic music-pro plugs which are very cool. There are 2 modes and one amplifies when it's quiet.


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